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Volume XV, Issue No. 24
December 30, 2012

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(Yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times, 9 loops on hook,
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Re: Row_Count_Heart_Afghan_Square


I have tried two of your patterns. The heart and the breast cancer square. I followed both patterns without difficulty, but neither of my were 7x7. I used a smaller needle and thinner yarn , but mine is still 7x12. Can you tell what I am doing wrong. My needle size is F/5-3.75mm.

Thanks for your help


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Not sure what would make your squares not be square.
Changing the yarn and hook size should only make the square
a different size.. not change the actual shape.

Can you send me a picture?


Re: ReadAPattern

I have a pattern that says to ch17 (35,53).
I understand the chain 17 part but what do the numbers in parenthesis mean?

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>>> ch17 (35,53).

This means you chain 17 for the first size... 35 for the next size and 53 for the largest size
of your pattern. So the number of chains you begin with depends on the size you are making.


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I notice this pattern only has instructions for infants. Do you by chance have it for toddlers?
Sharon Gauthier


This isn't my pattern but you can make it larger by working additional increases like you do in rounds 3 and 4. Tips are listed on down the page of how to make the bow and ears larger also.


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RE: has anyone crocheted the ruffled doll skirt. Having a problem with r,1. waist band
Janice Rono


For Row one on the Waist Band you begin by making 4 chains... work a single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Then work a single crochet in each of the remaining chains. You should have 3 single crochet stitches once you complete the row.


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Re: Thanks for the pattern!!

I just wanted to thank you for the doggie sweater pattern. I was able
to modify it to fit my very over weight minpin! She does not fit into
traditional sweaters they are either to small around or way too long.
Using your pattern, I was able to make one narrow enough around the neck
to fit her and big enough around without covering her rump. I will send
a picture once I get the finishing touches done. Thank you once again!!


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You're very welcome Beth.
So glad the pattern worked up well for you.
Can’t wait to see the picture!


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Have made abc afghan many times but tried to make the heart in the corners but the pattern does not come out right. Any help out there? Thanks.
Mary Wallace


The Puff Stitch Heart Afghan Square is the same size as one square (not counting the puff divider stitches) of the ABC Afghan and should be easily inserted into the graph in place of an existing square.

Note: The photo on the pattern page does not match the pattern in regard to the number of puff stitches. I will make another square and add a new photo later.


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i seen a pattern for a baby afghan called a gumdrop baby afghan and i can remeber what site i seen it at can someone help me find it i know the drops was 6 gundrops accross and 7 gundrops in height.. someone help me if they could
Susan Miller


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RE: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan

For some odd reason im having an issue with row 28, my count is right but ithe puff stitch is not lining up in row 28 with the other puff stitch rows below :/




Think of the afghan in terms of separate squares... each square should be 27 stitches wide between the vertical puff stitch columns and 27 stitches tall between the horizontal puff stitch rows. When you work the horizontal divider rows the puff stitches should align with the vertical puff stitch rows.


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RE: How to Crochet - Bobble Stitch

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Subject: Double_Ruffle_Granny_Baby_Afghan


I think your double ruffle baby afghan is soo pretty! Do you think it would work to make it triple ruffle? That is take what you have and put a pink ruffle on each side making the white ruffle be in the middle. The center is double yarn, pink and white. It looks very similar to your pic, i.e. open weave.

Be blessed with His favor.
Blessings, Teri

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Thank you.
A triple ruffle sounds beautiful... have you actually crocheted a triple ruffle on this pattern?





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Every year on my birthday, I looked forward to my aunt's gift...a scarf, hat, gloves or sweater knitted by hand. One year, she must have had better things to do because I received a ball of yarn, knitting needles, and a how-to-knit book. Her card read:
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"He burps and screams, he won't listen and he won't sit still," she lamented.

"Well, how did it go at school?" her mom asked her when she picked Alexandra up at the end of the day. "Did Thomas do anything to embarrass you?"

"Oh, no," Alexandra replied. "All the boys are like that!"

Noah made cookies with his Grandma Sue for Easter, and he really wanted to make a cookie for Jesus. He brought it home and his mom, Becky, wrapped the yellow frosted bunny cookie in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer until the second coming.

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"You're exercising?" we asked. "Daily?"

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"What's so great about finding a penny?" she asked. "You can't buy anything with it."

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Her husband said, “The kitchen.”

“The kitchen. What?”

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It’s sparkling clean. We cleaned it for you.”

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When he emerged, he asked his mother, "Is it true that we came from dust?"

His mother replied, "Yes, dear. God made us from dust."

The kid ran back into his room and came out all excited:
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